Research Fellowship in nanochemistry in Portugal

(Nanowerk News) Applications are open for the allocation of one research fellowship, under the project “Nanomaterials for the uptake of pollutant metal ions: efficiency, selectivity and recyclability” PTDC/CTM-NAN/120668/2010, from the Associate Laboratories CICECO and CESAM of the University of Aveiro. The project was funded by national funding of FCT/MEC (PIDDAC) and co-funded by FEDER (Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional) through COMPETE (Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade –POFC).
The candidate should hold a University Master degree in Chemistry or other related formation (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, etc) at the time of starting activity.
Purpose of Activity
The research work will be devoted to the synthesis, characterization and analytical performance of magnetic nanocomposites for the uptake of pollutants (e.g. heavy metal ions) from water. The work will involve the synthesis of the magnetic nanoparticles and their surface modification in order to efficiently capture the pollutants. The materials will be then characterized by diverse techniques to relate the performance of the nanomaterials and their chemical surface modification. The research will be developed in collaboration with co-workers from the Analytical Chemistry (CESAM) and Nanomagnetism (CICECO) teams.
Lei Nº. 40/2004, de 18 de Agosto (Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação Científica); Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. — 2013 ( e o Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação Científica da Universidade de Aveiro – Regulamento n.º 234/2012, Publicado no Diário da República, 2ª série, n.º 121, de 25 de Junho
The fellowship is in accordance with Law Nº. 40/2004, 18th August (Research Fellow Statute) and regulations for Advanced Training of Human Resources of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), I.P. — 2013 ( and the Regulation of Scientific Research Grants from the University of Aveiro – Regulation n.º 234/2012, published in Diário da República, 2nd series, n.º 121, 25th June.
Place of work and Scientific Orientation
The work will be carried out mainly at the University of Aveiro, but short visits to laboratories abroad are also possible. Research will be supervised by Professor Tito Trindade.
Duration of Activity
The fellowship has the duration of 12 months, scheduled to start in March 2014.
The value of the scholarship follows the Tables announced by FCT: 980 € per month ( The periodicity of the fellowship's payment is monthly and via bank transfer.
Criteria for evaluation of the candidates
Applications will be screened on the basis of:
  • – Classification of the academic degrees held by the applicant (average Licenciatura+Mestrado);
  • – Demonstrated scientific experience required by the research plan;
  • – Eventual interview of the candidate.
  • Jury
    The panel responsible for selection will be composed of the following members:
  • – Professor Tito Trindade
  • – Professor Eduarda Pereira
  • – Doctor Ana Luísa Daniel-da-Silva
  • Notification of results: The selected candidate will be notified by e-mail.
    Opening date and deadline for applications: Applications must be submitted from the 27th of February to the 12th of March, 2014.
    Documents of application
    The application must contain the following documents:
  • – Detailed Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed
  • – Motivation letter with full contacts of the applicant and two reference contacts
  • – Copies of certificates or documents confirming the academic degrees/classifications.
  • Applications should be sent by post mail to:
  • Tito Trindade
  • Departamento de Química-CICECO
  • Universidade de Aveiro
  • 3810-193 Aveiro
  • Portugal
  • Source: University of Aveiro
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